Young entrepreneurs

We are looking for young people who have lead social or environmental projects in Spain for a minimum of 6 months

Young entrepreneurs

You take centre stage

Young entrepreneurs

Between the ages of 18 and 29, awarded prizes each year

Training Week

Top class training provided by experts the contributes to the profesional growth of the winners.


To invest in your project and take it to the next level




The young people chosen will join the international network of social entrepreneurs, YouthActionNet, with close to 1,500 members today.

What do we value?

We provide support to all the winners and encourage collaboration and sharing ideas.

  • Leadership

    Ability to manage a project and provide future projections and scalability over time.

  • Social impact

    Impact on society and betting on the creation of social mobilization networks and strategies.

  • Sustainability

    Ensure the sustainability of the project in the in three key areas: social, environmental and economic

  • Innovation

    We’re looking for young entrepreneurs who can provide an innovative solution to a current social or environmental challenge.

  • The program’s value to the entrepreneur

    JES should strengthen the winner’s projects as well as them adding value to the community.

JES Program

Made up of successful entrepreneurs and experts in social innovation.

Panel of Judges

Formed by experts in entrepreneurship and social innovation in areas such as associations, business, the third sector and academics, the Special Jury provides its vision and advice in the different stages of the Program and, in addition, grants a Special Mention in each edition, aimed at the project that best combines the criteria of sustainability, leadership and social impact.

Joel Adriance
Director of Training & Learning - YouthActionNet at International Youth Foundation

Director of Training & Learning for YouthActionNet®, IYF’s signature initiative promoting youth citizenship and social innovation.

José María Bolufer
Chief of Sustainable Innovation at Telefónica

Telecommunications Engineer and Master in Mobile Communications from the University of Deusto and Master in Business Administration from the Instituto de Empresa.

Lidia Del Pozo
Director of Social Programs of the BBVA Group / Momentum Project

Degree in Law from the University of Deusto and Master in European and Comparative Law from the University of Maastricht.

Concepción Díaz de Villegas Solans
General Director of Commerce and Entrepreneurship of Madrid City Council

Holder of various management and management positions in the public sector.

Pedro Díaz Ridao
Professor of Leadership and Entrepreneurship

Co-founder of InspiraSports. Expert in leadership and Entrepreneurship.

Pablo García Valdecasas
Director of the Autonomous Unit, Social Economy and CSR, Community of Madrid.

Bachelor of Law from the Complutense University and Master in Leadership and Public Management.

Marcos González
President of Corresponsables

Professor University of Alcalá, ESIC and Autonomous University of Guerrero Mexico.

Jesús Hernández Galán
Director of Universal Accessibility at ONCE Foundation / Grupo Fundosa

Doctor of Forestry Engineering.

Caroline Jérôme
Co-founder and Director of Xaley

Founder of the Living UniLab program at the Impact Hub Madrid and co-founder of Cotarro.

Manuel López de Miguel
President of Unicef Comité Madrid

CEO of investment company Inversiones San Jorge and member of the Board of Unicef Spain.

María Andrés Marín
Director of the Office of the European Parliament in Spain

Degree in journalism from the University of Navarra and Master in European Union and international politics at the University of Bath (United Kingdom).

Silvia Ramírez
Program Coordinator in the International Youth Organization for Ibero-America (OIJ)

Degree in Arts from the Universidad de los Andes in Bogotá, and a degree in History with a postgraduate degree in History of America, Universidad Complutense de Madrid (UCM).

Matías Rodríguez
Vice President of Banco Santander

Bachelor in Economic Sciences and Commercial Technician and State Economist. He completed business studies at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).

Ana Ruiz
Director of the Impact Entrepreneurship Program

Degree in Business Administration and Management from the University College of Financial Studies (Cunef) and MBA from the Instituto de Empresa.

Ana Sáinz
General Director of Fundación Seres

General Director SERES Foundation, a foundation that encourages companies to do more and better Social Responsibility.

Tito Spinola Guirao
Youth Venture Coordinator

Bachelor in Physical Education from the Catholic University San Antonio de Murcia and Master in Management and Management of NGOs by ESADE; International Development Project Manager by the Open University of Catalonia.

José María Palomares
Director of Communication, Institutional Relations and CSR of the European University

Degree in Geography and History from the Autonomous University of Madrid and Director of Communication and Institutional Relations of the European University.

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Andrés Pina
Director of Young Social Entrepreneurs Awards​

"We promote the entrepreneurial talent of those young people who lead social progress and the protection of the environment in our country, contributing to their competence development, helping them to improve the visibility of their projects and providing them with the support of a network of social entrepreneurs with presence throughout the world."

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